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Partnerships Overview

Performing Arts at Drexel has a strong commitment to community engagement. All three disciplines—music, theatre and dance—sponsor activities open to the local community. Drexel students can volunteer, participate, earn credit and even take leadership roles in many projects. For more information about community based learning see the links below.

Dance at the Dornsife Center

Drexel University dance program is partnering with the Dornsife Center for Community Partnerships to offer free dance classes to youth and seniors in West Philadelphia. Learn More

Music at the Dornsife Center

Drexel University Music Program is partnering with the Dornsife Center for Community Partnerships to offer free after school music classes to youth and seniors in the the Powelton and Mantua communities. Learn More

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Wheelchair Dance: HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy is a weekly project conducted in collaboration with dance/movement therapist Rachel Federman-Morales. Learn More

Mandell Professionals in Residence Project

The Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP) is an Westphal College Department of Performing Art’s collaborative program bringing theatre and dance professionals on to the Drexel campus for performances, production and instruction. Drexel students are given opportunities to work hands on with professional artists to produce high quality productions. Learn More

Mantua Theater Project

The Mantua Theatre Project is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) company that addresses the needs of the communities of Mantua, Powelton Village and the surrounding neighborhoods Learn More

Pilates at the Drexel Recreation Center

Drexel Pilates is an active and growing Pilates community that includes a fully-equipped studio, personalized instruction, mixed-equipment classes, mat classes, and its trademark 450-hour Drexel Pilates Training Program. Learn More